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Stabbing pain in left hand and fingers?

Stabbing pain in left hand and fingers?

More info needed: Is this isolated to the hand and fingers only? Is the pain traveling down the arm? Was there any trauma? Is there any pain at night or that wakes you up? Is there numbness and tingling in the fingers? We need more information to help you towards the next step. ...Read more

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Hand stiffness, sharp pain in hands that shoots to my elbow?

Hand stiffness, sharp pain in hands that shoots to my elbow?

Needs evaluation: The symptoms you described are consistent with carpal tunnel syndrome, however, to be certain you would need to be examined by a physician. Please see you physician and consult this site for more information. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/carpal-tunnel-syndrome/ds00326. ...Read more

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I have left arm pain with numbness and tingling in my left pinky finger.

Agree: Agree that numbness and tingling in the pinky finger is likely a pinched nerve in the neck (c8) or injury to the ulnar nerve. Would suggest a physiatric or neurologic evaluation. May benefit from emg/ncv testing. ...Read more

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Shooting pain in left middle finger, hand and forearm? 29/f

Pain: There are several possibilities. Carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinosis of the wrist and finger flexors, muscle strain. I suggest evaluation with your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Swelling and pain in my left leg near fingers?

Swelling and pain in my left leg near fingers?

Circulation or muscl: The symptoms could be circulation - either an inflammation in theveins or arteries or an acute tendonitis. Consult your physician or podiatrist to find out what is going on. ...Read more

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Numbness in left arm tingling in fingers and my thumbs get really cold?

Numbness in left arm tingling in fingers and my thumbs get really cold?

?nerve compression: Most likely cause is carpal tunnel syndrome due to nerve compression at wrist, but also, consider nerve compression at elbow. Your doctor might get EMG test to confirm location and extent. ...Read more

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Pain in left hand middle and ring finger joints in morning?

Pain in left hand middle and ring finger joints in morning?

Nerve pain: There could be several possibilites. The pain can arise from your arm/elbow or your neck. Usually it happens when the nerve is oinched in one or both of these areas. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have numbness in my middle right hand finger?

I have numbness in my middle right hand finger?

Carpal tunnel : The most common cause of numbness in the middle finger of the hand is compression of the median nerve at the wrist. The middle finger is followed by the index finger, thumb and half of the ring finger. If you also have blanching of the finger along with numbness you may have raynaud's syndrome, a vascular constriction brought on by cold. Wrist position can affect the numbness. ...Read more

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Pain in lower back and up my right arm. Numbness in my right arm tingling in my thumb pointer and middle finger. What do I do?

Pain in lower back and up my right arm. Numbness in my right arm tingling in my thumb pointer and middle finger. What do I do?

See your doc: The low back is not related to the right arm. The arm is most likely a disk herniation at C5-6 and or C6-7 on the right. It can be treated with traction,medication and surgery as a last resort. You can also try injections. ...Read more

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Numbness in left arm and thumb?

Numbness in left arm and thumb?

Considrr: Might be carpal tunnel or even C-6 radicular problem. Testing can give answer ...Read more

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Pain in my fingers near my knuckles?

Pain in my fingers near my knuckles?

Possible diagnoses: If the main problem is joint pain with activity and the joints are larger and feel bony, osteoarthritis is a possibility. If there is a soft squishy joint swelling and morning stiffness, rheumatoid arthritis would be possible. In RA several joints are affected and usually both hands. Another possible diagnosis is simple tendinitis, usually from overuse. See your primary doctor first. ...Read more

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Ive been getting intermittent painful tingling in right middle finger and first 4 fingers on my left hand. The pain shoots up arm to my jaw?

Need to see a: neurologist for proper neuromuscular testing and diagnosis. At this junction in your life, there are quite a few neuromuscular diseases that can occur. Please do not wait, see a neurologist immediately. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Numbness in my pinky, pain in my ring finger. Arthritis?

Numbness in my pinky, pain in my ring finger. Arthritis?

I do not think so: When you have numbness this means a nerve in that area or above some problem? Check it out. Thank you. ...Read more

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Pain in left shoulder blade muscle, both hands fingers going numb, tingling. fingers on right hand burning with numbness,pain between middle and ring ?

Pain in left shoulder blade muscle, both hands fingers going numb, tingling. fingers on right hand burning with numbness,pain between middle and ring ?

Common:Carpal tunnel: While carpal tunnel may not be the cause, it is the most common cause of numbness and tingling in the fingers, and may radiate to the shoulder and even neck. If it wakes you at night, usually carpal tunnel. If neck pain, may be central/neck related. Recommend seeing an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Burning sharp pain in my fingers and wrist ?

Burning: Sharp pain in fingers & wrist: did you have trauma to that hand recently? Do you have diabetes? How long has it lasted for? Depending on answers (so consult with us to help better): Most common cause is you slept on that side in wrong way to compress nerves & blood vessels; Nerve issue; diabetes; tumor compressing nerves & blood vessels. Help us help you: consult with us as it may need full eval ...Read more

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I have pain in my left hand, ring finger knuckle. I'm sure that some of it is related to playing guitar. Suggestions?

Pain ring finger: hello ~ yes I suppose if you use a plektrum and balance your hand on the guitar with the ring finger, that could do it. But look carefully at everything to do to see where the overuse is. Piano, other musical instruments, holding a trumpet, gardening, computer work etc. It will get better. ONE thing you MUST NOT DO, is IMMOBILISE it or strap it because that causes fingers to go stiff very quickly. ...Read more

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I have pain on my left hand small finger?

More information?: Really need more information here. Trauma? Swelling? Discomfited? See your doctor for exam and treatment ...Read more

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I feel pain on my left hand forth finger tip?

Nonspecific: More of a description is needed to make a differential diagnosis. Is there an injury,tenderness,deformity,discoloration,pain only on motion? The discomfort could come from the joint,skin,ligaments,tendon. Your physician can evaluate the finger and decide whether an xray is indicated. ...Read more

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Pain in my middle left hand finger and I different sizes of RED moles in that has spreads over the years to different parts of my body ?

Pain in my middle left hand finger and I different sizes of RED  moles in that has spreads over the years to different parts of my body ?

Don't think these: two issues are related. The "red moles" are likely vessels called angiomas but without seeing them, I don't know for sure. Make appointment to see doctor ...Read more

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29yrs old with Pain in my left arm,hand &fingers also sharp pain on left side of chest. What else could it be besides Costochondritis?

29yrs old with Pain in my left arm,hand &fingers also sharp pain on left side of chest. What else could it be besides Costochondritis?

To ER: Other than cardiac disease which will worsen with exertion and also cause shortness of breath, it could be radicular pain from a cervical level. If you haven't been evaluated by a physician, you should be seen ASAP. Sharp chest pain isn't typical for cardiac disease, but women have atypical symptoms. Even young people can have heart disease. Why take a chance? ...Read more

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I have sharp shooting pain in my left hand and middle finger does that mean signs of a heart attack? I'm 28 years old and a female.

I have sharp shooting pain in my  left hand and middle finger does that mean signs of a heart attack? I'm 28 years old and a female.

No: The typical pain from a heart attack is shoulder to arm. The pain you describe is more neurological. Still be safe and check it out. Rare things always happen. ...Read more

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I feel a sharp pain in my left hand radiating down my fingers. Should i see a neurologist?

I feel a sharp pain in my left hand radiating down my fingers. Should i see a neurologist?

Yes: Most neurologists are head neurologists though, so find yourself a peripheral nerve neurologist that does emg's and can examine you and confirm whether your symptoms are due to carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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I'm having sharp pain in my chest and my left hand fingers are tingling. What is happening?

I'm having sharp pain in my chest and my left hand fingers are tingling. What is happening?

Call 911 - go to ER!: It may help to know your age and history a bit - but w/out that - call 911 or get to an ER. It may not be a heart attack - but I'd feel like an idiot if it was and you missed urgent care. So NOW! get to an ER! Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have been experiencing extreme fatigue in the last few weeks. This has been coupled with joint pain in my left fingers/hand/wrist. Ideas?

I have been experiencing extreme fatigue in the last few weeks.  This has been coupled with joint pain in my left fingers/hand/wrist. Ideas?

It could be a lot of: There's no single test to confirm a diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome. You may have to undergo a variety of medical tests to rule out other health problems that have similar symptoms. Treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome focuses on symptom relief.Good luck thanks. ...Read more

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Every morning i wake up, I have pain in my left and right hand from fingers to the wrist, they are cold. What should I do?

Get it evaluated: This needs to be evaluated. If there are color changes consider a diagnosis of raynauds. There are, of course, other possible causes as well. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I have had a pain in my left hand, between my ring and middle finger. Presence can come and go, seems sporadic. Aggitate, and returns easy. Help?

I have had a pain in my left hand, between my ring and middle finger.  Presence can come and go, seems sporadic.  Aggitate, and returns easy. Help?

Ganglion cyst?: There are several things that can cause pain in the hands. One of the most common is a ganglion cyst. These can spontaneously rupture and reappear time and time again. Can you feel a small movable cyst when you touch the area? These are sometimes surgically removed. See a board certified orthopedic surgeon, best yet one who does hand surgery. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left hand, from elbow to my palm withtingling fingers. What should I do?

Depending upon the: Distribution of the tingling it may mean one or more nerves are being compressed. The median nerve gives sensations of thumb index middle and part of the ring finger the ulnar nerve to the little and part of the ring finger and the radial nerve to the back of the wrist and hands on the thumb side sometimes combinations of these mean there is a more proximal sites such as the neck or the shoulder any accompanying system symptoms such as chest pain or shortness of breath or not to be ignored. ...Read more

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Severe pain in my left hand. I have had this severe pain in my left hand for 3 to 4 days now it comes and goes but when present so severe. It is mostly in the padded part by my thumb but radiates in to my rist and fingers please need advice don't know wha

Severe pain in my left hand. I have had this severe pain in my left hand for 3 to 4 days now it comes and goes but when present so severe. It is mostly in the padded part by my thumb but radiates in to my rist and fingers please need advice don't know wha

Do : Do you have any numbness? Tingling? Pins & needles? The area you are describing is the area of sensation supplied by the median nerve--the nerve that is pinched in carpal tunnel syndrome. Have you had a recent injury? Sometimes the nerve can be bruised, such as when the hands are on the steering wheel in a car accident. A severe, sudden onset may imply a more significant problem. You should see your primary care physician or a hand surgeon promptly to have this evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my left hand. It runs from my ring finger up my arm - to my elbow constantly but my upper arm intermittently.

I have a pain in my left hand. It runs from my ring finger  up my arm - to my elbow constantly but my upper arm intermittently.

Nerve problem: The nerve that travels between the elbow and the ring finger is the ulnar nerve. It is vulnerable to trauma at the elbow by leaning on desks, chairs or car door handles. The pain can run up or down, spread, or come and go with activity. Permanent numbness requires medical care. Try to avoid provocative postures. There is a nerve test for your problem with physiatrist or neurology if needed. ...Read more

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Does pain in my left hand between my thumb and pointer fingers mean I have carpal tunnel? I tried a hand brace but no relief!

Does pain in my left hand between my thumb and pointer fingers mean I have carpal tunnel? I tried a hand brace but no relief!

Arthritis: Pain between the thumb and index finger is most commonly from a joint called the basal joint also known as the first carpometacarpal joint. Depending upon your age it can be either a loose joint or possibly arthritis. I would have you see a hand surgeon to get x-rays and a full evaluation. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left ring finger. It hurts every night and every morning as I wake up. Sometimes when I wake up I have no sense in my left hand.

Neuro problem : Seems that you have a problem with your ulnar nerve, just where along the nerve, I don't know. Go to a good neurologist and he will help you figure it out! ...Read more

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What can I do if my left hand fingers, my pinky and my ring finger are going numb. What is this?

What can I do if my left hand fingers, my pinky and my ring finger are going numb. What is this?

Ulnar nerve problem?: Numbness and tingling inthe small and ring finger can indicate a problem with the ulnar nerve. The ulnar nerve is commonly pinched at the level of the elbow, known as cubital tunnel syndrome, or at the level of the wrist, compression at guyon's canal. However, numbness and tingling in the exremities warrants evaluation by a physician to definitively identify the cause. ...Read more

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My left hand /fingers pop/crack everytime i make a tight fist. What could it be? I'm only 21 but I am an athlete.

My left hand /fingers pop/crack everytime i make a tight fist. What could it be?  I'm only 21 but I am an athlete.

Should be OK: We used think that knuckle-cracking is bad and one may develop arthritis..There is no such evidence. As long as you are not having pain or instability in your joints/hands, popping/crackling by itself is likely harmless.. If you have additional concern, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more